Bio


Eric is a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering (Design). He partners with global product development organizations in North America and Africa to improve how engineers work across cultural, organizational, and functional boundaries. This research builds upon theories of design, organization studies, and the learning sciences.

Before Stanford, Eric worked as a R&D engineer at Battelle, co-developed a clean water organization in India, and led a social entrepreneurship program at MIT D-Lab. He is a designer, maker, and teacher at heart and has taught design, manufacturing, and sustainability courses, organized co-design summits in Ghana, Zambia, and Brazil, and worked with elementary school kids. He is committed to developing his own critical consciousness and celebrating identity and difference.

Honors & Awards


  • I-Show (Invention Competition) Winner, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (2019)
  • Research Fellow, Stanford Center for African Studies (2018)
  • Impact Leader Award, Straubel Family Foundation (2018)
  • Graduate Research Fellow, National Science Foundation (2016)

Education & Certifications


  • M.S., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering (2018)
  • B.S., Ohio State University, Mechanical Engineering, minors: International Studies, Chemistry, Philosophy (2009)